Off the Radar: Arvidsson hoping to build off of strong WJC showing
Surpassed by opponents and passed over by scouts, Viktor Arvidsson is a frequent silver medalist without an NHL affiliation. The latter figures to be changing this summer, though, after his impressive performance for Sweden at the recently-concluded World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.
Many scouts will tell you that the World Junior Championship isn’t so much a place to find draft-eligible talent, but rather a one-stop shop for observing young talent in an atypical situation under sometimes foreign conditions. On occasion, however, players may jump out and make a positive impression and Arvidsson has done just that.
Despite starting on the lower lines when the tournament commenced, Arvidsson worked his way up the depth chart, showing tremendous energy and showing off terrific skills and creativity.… read more